Biodiversity and Evolutionary Ecology of Extinct Organisms

  • Rituparna┬áBose

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book

Introduction

Increasing rate of species extinction in the present day will lead to a huge biodiversity crisis; eventually, this will lead to the paucity of non-renewable resources of energy making our Earth unsustainable in future. To save our mother planet from this crisis, studies need to be performed to discover abundant new fossil sites on Earth for continued access to oil-rich locations. Most importantly, a holistic approach is necessary in solving the present problem of biodiversity loss. This book presents newly developed quantitative models in understanding the biodiversity, evolution and ecology of extinct organisms. This will assist future earth scientists in understanding the natural and anthropogenic causes behind biodiversity crisis and ecosystem collapse. In addition, this study can be of great interest to exploration geologists and geophysicists in potentially unraveling natural resources from our sustainable Earth.

Keywords

Biodiversity Crisis Biogeoscience Ecosystem Collapse Ecosystem Conservation Evolution and Ecology of Eextinct Organisms Fossils Geometric Morphometrics Paleontology Stratigraphy Taxonomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Rituparna┬áBose
    • 1
  1. 1.City College of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31721-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31720-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31721-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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